Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie e.V. (GDA) with headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany, was established in its current form in 1992 in Dresden. It is an association of aluminium companies that produce raw aluminium or aluminium products, including composites with other materials. As an industrial sector association, GDA represents the interests of an efficient aluminium industry and the jobs it offers with the aim of:
- conveying the economic, ecological and technical benefits of aluminium,
- implementing the ecological, economic and social aims of the aluminium
- continuing determinedly to pursue the implementation of sustainable
GDA and its specialist trade associations have made it their job to represent the common interests of all of their members and thus the whole sector in all areas of the economy relating to aluminium. This involves the collection and processing of market information and planned legislation at national and international level. In addition, the association carries out media and public relations work for its member companies. GDA is also co-operation partner and promotional supporter of the world’s largest aluminium trade fair ALUMINIUM.